The theme of Tuesday evening was something the campers had been anticipating for as it was time for THE International Evening. That means they got to present their own culture in form of a song, dance, poem, folklore, funny fact…
During the 3-year history of Millennium Youth Camp, International Evening has been one of the most memorable events of each camp. And it mostly likely will be just that this year too!
The campers and guides alike presented their culture in 3-minute presentations. This year PowerPoints were forbidden so everyone could not help but sing or dance like only the Thais, Indonesians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Indians, Finns, Georgians, New Zealanders, and Spanish can.
Yossathorn Tawabutr and Thamonwan Chaemprida performing a traditional Thai dance. Photo: Elisa Lautala.
Or come up with another great way of introducing their culture. The performances included for example folktales from Czech Republic and Britain, Bangladeshi poetry, Chinese morning exercise and Martial Arts, and Finnish rubber boot throwing competition.
Ivan Tadeu Ferreira Antunes Filho from Brazil playing harmonica. Photo: Elisa Lautala.
Many of the Campers had also brought a piece of their home country with them, and souveniers from all over the world will travel to distant destinations to remind their owners of the evening, which ended with popular songs sung together, by the time of which everyone could agree that the International Evening had really brought them closer together.
Souveniers to take to Zimbabwe and Czech Republic. Photo: Elisa Lautala.
Who are the 2012 MY Campers? Have a look at their profiles at MY Camp Profiles.